Sun blasts "1970s" Itanic
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Sun blasts "1970s" Itanic

Sun blasted the Itanium family as "1970s technology" in briefings about forthcoming SPARC processors. Sun described it as a 'roadmap', but there's significantly less detail in the new official disclosed than what InfoWorld reported here. David Yen, VP for the processor and network products at Sun, said Itanic was motivated by "late 1970s supercomputer thinking", and was "praying that there is a lot of parallelism and that the compiler can handle the parallelism".